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Palo Verde National Park Riverboat Cruise from Tamarindo

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Tamarindo, Costa Rica

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Cruise the Tempisque River and enjoy a traditional Costa Rican lunch on a 2-hour riverboat cruise from Tamarindo that explores the nature, wildlife and lush forests near Palo Verde National Park. Watch for white-faced monkeys, iguanas and crocodiles along the water’s edge, and capture images of bright tropical birds in the jungle canopy. After the family-style lunch, return to Tamarindo through bristling plantations of sweet melons and sugarcane, and finish the 6-hour day day with transfer to your hotel or private residence.
  • Ideal choice for families
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Tamarindo area hotels and vacation rentals
Dates: Monday through Friday
Return point: Returns to original departure point

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Xplore Costa Rica Tours Empresa Individual de Responsabilidad Limitada

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Palo Verde National Park Riverboat Cruise from Tamarindo?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Palo Verde National Park Riverboat Cruise from Tamarindo.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Palo Verde National Park Riverboat Cruise from Tamarindo?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Palo Verde National Park Riverboat Cruise from Tamarindo.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Palo Verde National Park Riverboat Cruise from Tamarindo?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Palo Verde National Park Riverboat Cruise from Tamarindo.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Palo Verde National Park Riverboat Cruise from Tamarindo?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Palo Verde National Park Riverboat Cruise from Tamarindo.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Palo Verde National Park Riverboat Cruise from Tamarindo?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 90 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Palo Verde National Park Riverboat Cruise from Tamarindo.

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Palo Verde Riverboat cruise
Adventure08042196535
, Nov 2019
Great trip.. Boat ride was fun and relaxing. Definitely worth doing. People were friendly and helpful. The ride from Tamarindo was definitely long but worth it.
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Awesome
Daydream306065
, Mar 2019
Edaurdo was an amazing guide and Capt. Felix was amazing. Saw more than we anticipated. Lunch-delicious!
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From start to finish this tour was...
kel4star
, Sep 2017
From start to finish this tour was fantastic! The tour guide was a few minutes early for our pick up at our hotel, which I really appreciate. From the beginning of the trip Eugenio, our tour guide for the day, was very informative and knowledgeable about the areas we traveled through and about Costa Rica in general. The trip to Palo Verde National Park was a bit of a long drive, but it was great to see the beautiful countryside and learn about the culture, history, and agriculture of the area. We had a short stop before the riverboat trip for a bathroom break, coffee, juice, and snacks in the small town of Ortega. From there it was only a short trip to the river. Our boat captain, Felix, was welcoming and skilled at maneuvering the boat in the river - not easy with such a strong current that day, but we always felt safe with no worries! Both our tour guide Eugenio and captain Felix were very skilled at spotting all the wildlife along the rivers edge. We saw so many different types of birds - herons, egrets. storks, owls, even a nest with baby herons poking their heads out for us to see. We also were lucky enough to see 2 crocodiles! One came within a few feet of our boat. It was magnificent. Felt completely safe the whole time. We saw several monkeys, iguanas, and very colorful insects. The riverboat experience was overall amazing. The scenery was beautiful, the experience was unforgettable. After the riverboat tour we headed back to Ortega for an authentic Costa Rican meal. The restaurant hosts were gracious.This meal was delicious and plentiful - rice, beans, choice of fish, chicken or beef, fried plantains, salad, homemade corn tortillas, fried cheese, and ice cream for desert. It was a great tour and well worth the cost. As advertised, the whole tour took about 6 hours and we were dropped back off at our hotel. I'll never forget this trip! It was amazing.
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Only so-so. While the expectation...
William B
, Jul 2017
Only so-so. While the expectation was to see more of the monkey population, we ran the river for about 45 minutes and saw something in the distance. Our guide was good but due to the low monkey turnout he really didn't have much choice.
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This tour was great! Our tour guide...
Stacey C
, Jul 2016
This tour was great! Our tour guide Eliel was awesome. He knew some much about about Costa Rica and you can tell he really loved his job and loved interacting with new people. We saw so many animals on our cruise including a school of playful monkeys and a baby crocodile. And just when we thought the tour couldn't get any better, we had lunch. The food was amazing. One of the best meals we had in Costa Rica. I would highly recommend this tour.
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Absolutely recommended!! If...
Tim H
, Apr 2016
Absolutely recommended!! If you wish to see the wildlife of Northern Costa Rica, this is the way. Gators,Iguanas,White faced monkeys,Howlers and many species of birds. Tim Hicks
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